Google Chrome Updated with Antivirus Features on Windows

Google has just announced a series of security improvements for the Windows version of its Chrome browser, as it continues the fight against unwanted software and harmful extensions that could in the end not only impact the browsing experience, but significantly slow down a system.

One of the new antivirus-like features is detection of hijacked settings, with Google Chrome automatically scanning for changes that are being made to the settings without user consent and trying to restore the previous configuration.

This makes it possible to prevent extensions from changing the default search engine, for instance, which is a common practice for add-ons spreading adware.

Whenever such an attempt is detected, Google Chrome displays a pop-up message reading “Restore default search engine?” along with a description explaining that “Your searc… (read more)
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